Brice, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann and Host Bob DiPiero Share the Stories Behind
Their Hit Songs at Antone’s
NASHVILLE –The CMA Songwriters Series
makes its debut in Texas Wednesday,
Sept. 11 (8:00 PM/CT) at Antone’s in Austin for a special night of storytelling
and song. Celebrating its ninth remarkable year, the CMA Songwriters Series will
feature special guests Lee Brice, Randy Houser,
Jerrod Niemann, and Bob DiPiero, who will also
serve as the evening’s host. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Houser, a two-time CMA Awards nominee, has charted 2
No. 1 songs, the title track from his 2013 release “How Country Feels” and
his current single “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight.” Houser has also written songs
for Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, and Chris Young.
“Lee, Jerrod, and I have
been writing together for a long time – way before any of us had hits,” shares
Houser. “So it’s really cool to be able to come together and each have a No.
1 to play and share the stories behind a lot of the songs, too.”
a 2010 CMA New Artist of the Year nominee, has penned songs for Country Music
heavyweights like Garth Brooks (“Good Ride Cowboy”) and Jamey Johnson (“My
Saving Grace”). Niemann has also recorded hits of his own including the Top
15 “Shinin’ On Me,” the Top 5 “What Do You Want,” and his Platinum No.
1 single “Lover, Lover.”
“I’m in the process of writing and recording for
a new album, so to have the opportunity to play an event as intimate as the CMA
Songwriters Series is special,” said Niemann. “Randy, Lee and I cut our teeth
in this industry together and Bob is one of our heroes, so we’re all excited
to come together for this night to celebrate the music.”
Brice made history
when Brooks recorded his song “More Than a Memory,” which became the first
song to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The
title track off of his own album, Love Like Crazy, was named Billboard’s
most played Country song of 2010; and it still holds the record for the longest-charting
song in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Additionally,
he has had three other singles top the charts, “A Woman Like You,” “Hard
To Love,” and “I Drive Your Truck.” Other artists that have recorded his
songs include Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Blake Shelton.
Series host and member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame DiPiero (“Southern Voice,”
recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky,” recorded by George Strait, and “Lovin’
You Is Fun,” recorded by Easton Corbin) will also return to the stage, sharing
the entertaining stories behind some of his most popular hit songs. DiPiero has
had more than 1,200 songs recorded by other artists, countless hit singles, and
an astounding 15 No. 1 hits.
Tickets for the Sept.
11 CMA Songwriters Series at Antone’s are on sale tomorrow and are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. VIP tickets
are available for $150. To order tickets visit CMASongwritersSeries.com
or ticketfly.com. Antone’s is located at 2015 East Riverside Dr., Austin.
information on the CMA Songwriters Series visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.
ASCAP, BMI, GAC, and SESAC are the official
partners of the CMA Songwriters Series.